Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

This tungsten-molybdenum plant gave life to the city of Tyrnyauz of Kabardino-Balkaria on the last year of WWII. But so long ago it totally became bankrupt. The government promises to restore it but you will see that there is already nothing to restore there. Those ruins can only be demolished to build a new plant.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

The main building of the plant was last reconstructed in 1983.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

This used to be a football field.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Cows walk nearby.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Some strange pipes can be seen.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Nobody guards the place.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

The ground level rose for some meters due to the ruins.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

The shops used to look like this.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Today they look this way.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

All the metal has already been taken away.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Even concrete floors were taken away.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

In 2008 the buildings were still solid.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

But in 2012…

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Remains of the piping are being disassembled right in front of you.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Another object of the plant is a swingarm ropeway which connected the city with the mines at the height. Some years ago it looked like this.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

And if you come here today…

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Here used to be counterweights.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

No ropeway is here anymore…

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

Another station looks the same.

Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant

There is a mountain lake not far from Tyrnyauz. “How beautiful! It would be great to bathe there!” – you may think. But we do not advise you to do this. It is an artificial lake where waste waters from the plant were flowing into for dozens of years.

Location: Tyrnyauz, Kabardino-Balkaria

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6 thoughts on “Ruins of a Once Prosperous Plant”

  1. The sky line cables had to come down sooner or latter anyway better to use the metal than let it rust. This is gods country so it not as cold and lonely as it may look.

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